Today in Labor History – March 22nd
Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, gave a speech entitled, Knights of Labor: The New Dynasty. In the speech, he commended the
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Today in Labor History – March 21st
Women’s rights advocate and labor activist Alice Henry was born in Melbourne, Australia. Henry came to the U.S. in 1905
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Today in Labor History – March 20th
Michigan authorized the formation of workers’ cooperatives. Thirteen were formed in the state over a 25-year period. Labor reform organizations
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Today in Labor History – March 19th
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Adamson Act, a federal law that established an 8-hour workday, with
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Today in Labor History – March 18th
Mexican anarchist Ricardo Flores Magón was arrested under the Espionage Act, charged with hindering the American war effort, and imprisoned
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Today in Labor History – March 17th
The leadership of the American Federation of Labor selected the Carpenters Union to lead the eight hour movement. Carpenters throughout
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Today in Labor History – March 16th
Refusing to accept a 9-cent wage increase, the United Packinghouse Workers of America initiated a nationwide strike against meatpacking companies
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Today in Labor History – March 15th
Ben Fletcher, African-American IWW organizer, was born on this date. Fletcher organized longshoremen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. – 1877 The International
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Today in Labor History – March 14th
The film Salt of the Earth, which tells the story of the 1951 strike by members of the International Union
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Today in Labor History – March 13th
Civil rights activist and suffragist Susan B. Anthony died at the age of 86. “Join the union, girls, and together
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